Kindle Countdown starts Saturday

Death by Disputation will be on sale next week at Amazon. This is book 2 in the Francis Bacon series.

It’s a Kindle Countdown deal; you’re rewarded for acting quickly. It should be called a CountUP, dbd_150x225because we start with the 80% discount and step up about 20% every 40 hours.

Here’s the schedule. Times are Pacific Standard (Seattle time).

Sat, Feb 28        8:00 am         40 hr                $0.99       80% off

Mar. 2              12:00 am         40 hr                $1.99         61%

Mar. 3                4:00 pm         40 hr                $2.99        41%

Mar. 5                8:00 am         40 hr                $3.99         21%

Mar. 7              12:00 pm         40 hr                $4.99         regular price

Get it while it’s hot! If you prefer paper, that’s available at CreateSpace and at Amazon. If you buy it at Amazon, you can get the ebook for free. A shelf copy and a walking around copy; best of both worlds.


Book description

Thomas Clarady is recruited to spy on a group of radical Puritans at Cambridge University. Francis Bacon is his spymaster; his tutor in both tradecraft and religious politics. Their commission gets off to a deadly start when Tom finds his chief informant hanging from the roof beams. Now he must catch a murderer as well as a seditioner. His first suspect is volatile poet Christopher Marlowe, who keeps turning up in the wrong places.

Dogged by unreliable assistants, chased by three lusty women, and harangued daily by the exacting Bacon, Tom risks his very soul to catch the villains and win his reward.

Book 1 is Murder by Misrule, one of Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books of 2014.

 This series of historical mysteries features the philosopher-statesman Francis Bacon as a sleuth and spymaster. Like his spiritual descendent Nero Wolfe, Francis prefers the comfort of his chambers, so he sends his assistant, privateer’s son Thomas Clarady, out to gather information. Tom loves the work. He meets all manner of interesting people, like Sir Walter Raleigh and Christopher Marlowe, not to mention the beauteous women who pop up wherever he goes. 

Cover designs by Jennifer Quinlan at Historical Editorial